Gauguin and Impressionism

Richard R. Brettell and Anne-Birgitte Fonsmark

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A new assessment of Gauguin’s involvement with—and notable impact upon—the Impressionist movement

 

"This pioneering book takes a close look at [Gauguin’s] formative years: the period in which he slowly transformed himself into the Gauguin we know. It is an essential for all true admirers of the artist."—Martin Gayford, The Sunday Telegraph


"This book should lead to a new evaluation of sculpture and decorative arts in Gauguin's work, and to a new understanding of the artist's place within the Impressionist movement. . . . Essential."—Choice

 

Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2007

Richard R. Brettell is Margaret McDermott Distinguished Professor of Art and Aesthetics at the University of Texas at Dallas and the author of Pissarro and Pontoise, The Impressionist and the City, and Monet to Moore, all published by Yale University Press. Anne-Birgitte Fonsmark is director of the Ordrupgaard Museum in Copenhagen.

 


EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas (December 18, 2005 – March 26, 2006)


Ordrupgaard Museum, Copenhagen (August 25 – November 20, 2005)

'... it is utterly seductive and must be the best book yet on Gauguin, as near as its genre can get to a rattling good yarn and packed with unfamiliar illustrations.'---Brian Sewell, The Evening Standard

"This pioneering book takes a close look at his formative years: the period in which he slowly transformed himself into the Gauguin we know. It is an essential for all true admirers of the artist."---Martin Gayford, The Sunday Telegraph

"...a unique, massive 376 page volume...[a] gorgeous book..." - Byron Ireland, Day by Day, Spring 2006

“Celebrated for his Tahitian canvases of myth and sinuous line, Paul Gauguin produced more conventional, Impressionist works before he took off for the South Pacific. These paintings are too often overlooked, say the authors of this book, and they back their argument with radiant, glowing samples of early Gauguin, from still lives to winter landscapes.”— Toronto Globe and Mail (Gift Books)

"Brettell, long recognized as a leading expert on Impressionism and the art of Paul Gauguin, contributes an essential work to both fields. . . . This book should lead to a new evaluation of sculpture and decorative arts in Gauguin's work, and to a new understanding of the artist's place within the Impressionist movement. Scholars will find special interest in the new assessment of the importance of the Impressionist Pisarro and of art collecting for Gauguin. Ultimately, the familiar Gauguin reappears in a new light. . . . Essential."—Choice

Selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2007
ISBN: 9780300134346
Publication Date: September 4, 2007
Publishing Partner: Distributed for the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
288 pages, 9 x 11
83 b/w + 319 color illus.
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

Picturing the Bible

The Earliest Christian Art

Jeffrey Spier; With contributions by Herbert L.

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Nineteenth-Century Art in the Norton Simon Museum

Richard R. Brettell and Stephen Eisenman

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Reconstructing the Renaissance

"Saint James Freeing Hermogenes" by Fra Angelico

Laurence B. Kanter

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From the Private Collections of Texas

European Art, Ancient to Modern

Richard R. Brettell and C. D. Dickerson III

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Impressionism and Post-Impressionism at the Dallas Museum of Art

The Richard R. Brettell Lecture Series

Edited by Heather MacDonald

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Kimbell Art Museum

Guide

Kimbell Art Museum

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